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Thursday, July 19, 2018

More than 11,000 inland lakes, 3,200-plus miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and rivers that stretch over 51,000 miles – that’s a lot of reasons to love the Great Lakes State. In fact, there’s no spot in Michigan more than 6 miles from an inland lake or wetland. These inland waters, like other natural treasures, must

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017 but larger than the mild bloom in 2016. Scientists expect this year’s bloom to measure 6 on the severity index, but could range between 5 and 7.5. The severity index

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Heavy rains and high temperature are fueling the growth of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, in water bodies around the state, so the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Health Services are teaming up to present an informational webinar about the health risks of blue-green algae. Some blue-green algae can cause

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Safety

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Enbridge Energy Partners has delivered to the State of Michigan three reports that examine possible measures and technologies to mitigate potential leaks from Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and at water crossings throughout Michigan. The three studies were delivered by their June 30 deadlines set in a November 2017 agreement

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A national exhibit on water is likely to create waves of interest across Michigan now through spring 2019. The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, highlighting ways that water intersects with our environment, history, economy and culture, will make stops in six communities. The Michigan Water Heritage Project will travel with

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, History

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Since 2015, 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors have worked to foster systemic change in the maritime and sailing communities focused on restoring ocean health. As representatives of the organization, they help promote sustainable operations at regattas, engage in community outreach, and identify potential partners and solutions to reduce

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact, Racing

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The fishing apparel brand RepYourWater and conservation organization National Wildlife Federation have announced a partnership to raise awareness of the threat that invasive Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes and their connected fisheries, as well as to mobilize anglers to support solutions to stop Asian carp from getting into the

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

More and more people are seeking experiences instead of accumulating more things. What better way to close out the year than to give back to the environment and feed your soul. Travel experiences provide memories that will last a lifetime, as opposed to items that get tossed aside by the next holiday season. Bee + Hive, a

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Travel

Friday, June 15, 2018

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources. To develop Michigan’s broodstock – a group of mature fish used for breeding – the DNR plans to source wild Arctic grayling

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie